I have run out of coffee filters. Are there any hacks, (alternatives) that you can use as stand-in coffee filters for brewing coffee, l

I have run out of coffee filters. Are there any hacks, (alternatives) that you can use as stand-in coffee filters for brewing coffee, like paper towels for example until I can get to the shops to buy more?

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  1. Absolutely. You can use a tea strainer. Or even nothing and some careful pouring.
    Just put the coffee grounds into the coffee pot and brew as usual. I’m assuming your coffee maker has a hot plate which will warm the pot. Let it stand for a few minutes, and pour slowly and carefully. Especially carefully as you approach the end of the pot.
    If you do have a fine mesh tea strainer, it will catch the grounds. Then you can pour and drink the last drop.
    I grew up with coffee brewed in saucepan. By comparison, I find drip coffee insipid.

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  2. It is called Nokoffe. It is a highly transparent coffee filter that does not even need coffee AT ALL. You don’t even need to brew with it. Just pour water through the Nokoffe-filter and you will find a healthy and low calorie drink in the coffee pot. Some are calling it cold-turkey, but as it does not contain any animal parts, it is absolutely vegan.
    But seriously, if you have to brew your coffee through some wads of toilet paper or some old cotton shorts, you should seriously consider that you are an ADDICT.
    Just try to not drink coffee till you get your coffee filters. And while you are at it, get a permanent filter as a backup, just in case you forgot to buy toilet paper as well and don’t wear any cloth you could abuse as a coffee filter (like a tea bag).

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  3. …. paper towels for example until I can get to the shops to buy more?
    Paper towels will work. Take a square and fold it in half twice, put a point in the bottom of the funnel, open one side and rinse well with hot water. You will have three layers on one side of the funnel and one layer on the other side. Rinsing with hot water tends to eliminate any paper taste.

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  4. Depending on how you make it , you can make coffee without using any type of filter. Back in the old West cowboys would boil coffee beans and water then let it sit so the grounds settled. They would then pour coffee off the top of the mixture. It’s going to have some particulates, but you’ll get your morning rush.

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  5. Paper towels are too porous to filter the coffee completely. It will also absorb more of the water making the brewed coffee a bit stronger. I recommend that you get one of the gold plated filters that you rinse and reuse ( 10 Best Reusable Coffee Filter 2019 – Tested & Reviewed ). They last forever and you don’t need to remember to buy filters. I always keep a few filters at home for other uses but I use the gold filter every day.
    Original question: I have run out of coffee filters. Are there any alternatives that you can use as stand-in filters for brewing coffee, like paper towels for example until I can get to the shops to buy more?

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  6. Been there, done that. I never had any luck with paper towels as they would either rip or the drip was so slow it took forever to filter the coffee. I suggest buying an inexpensive metal filter that fits your system and use it when you run out of paper filters. You can also get away with no filter if you allow the grounds to settle in the bottom of a cup (about 5 minutes while stirring intermittently) and be careful not to swallow them.

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